21 July 2013
Young people and parents can call for advice on options.
Around 150,000 young people across Scotland will receive their
exam results on Tuesday 6 August.
Whatever those results may be, the advice from Skills
Development Scotland (SDS) is not to panic and contact the Exam
Results Helpline free* on 0808 100 8000.
SDS's Head of Careers Management Skills David Cameron said:
"Young people may have done better than anticipated or not as well
as expected, but the main thing is that they and their parents
shouldn't panic. There will always be options to consider. The
first step is to call the helpline and discuss what the best
options might be."
He added: "The helpline is there to assist in finding the best
next step for them on their career journey and we have a very wide
range of services to do exactly that."
Students can also access help, advice and support via SDS's
Facebook page which has answers to common problems, help on making
the best career moves, practical tools and links to other relevant
bodies such as UCAS, SAAS, Young Scot and the SQA. There is also a
wealth of post-results information for young people and their
parents on the SDS My World of Work website - www.myworldofwork.co.uk.
The Exam Results Helpline opens from 8am until 8pm on August 6
and 7, 9am until 5pm weekdays until August 14 and 10am until 6pm on
weekends. The helpine is now in its 21st year.
Advisers will be on hand to give unique access to information on
UCAS course vacancies at colleges and universities across the UK,
Confirmation and Clearing, advice about employment, training
opportunities and exam re-sits.
*operator charges may apply
For further information contact:
07766 086 207 or firstname.lastname@example.org